Georgia Secretary of State Says, Threat Letter Laced with Fentanyl Sent to Election Official


Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said a letter containing fentanyl was sent to an election office in Fulton County, in what he calls an act of “domestic terrorism.”

The Associated Press reported that the police in Kings County and Spokane County confirmed it was fentanyl.

Raffensperger, a reporter on Thursday, said: “We learned that an envelope is still traveling through the mail towards Fulton County.” It was tested, and it contained fentanyl.

“It’s still in transit.” It’s not yet arrived. “They are trying to intercept it before it gets here, and we don’t even know where they will be,” he said. “But we’ve put our people who could potentially receive this mail on alert, and provided them with the Narcan they need.”

Raffensperger calls the mailing of the “letter domestic terrorism” and urges anyone who holds an elected office or wants to hold one in America to condemn it.

“I just want to really emphasize the seriousness of this. Some people like to call fentanyl a drug, but it’s actually poison. It will kill you. It will kick you very quickly, very easily. It’s very dangerous. We lost our son five and a half years ago due to a fentanyl overdose. We know how deadly this stuff is,” he added.

Raffensperger says that the motive behind the mailing of a fentanyl-laced mail to Georgia remains unclear.

He said that the letter was linked to those that were sent in Washington State.

Raffensperger said that a federal probe will also be conducted into the incident.